Title: My garden in summer
Year: 1914 (1910s)
Authors: Bowles, Edward Augustus, 1865-1954
Publisher: London and Edinburgh, T. C. & E. C. Jack
Contributing Library: Cornell University Library
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN
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stalks,handsome leaves, and a general air of well-bred dignityabout it that I greatly admire. Cistus purpureus I con-sider the best of the many red-flowered members of itsfamily. It has narrow greyish leaves and very large,rosy-purple flowers, and can be known at sight by thehandsome, deep crimson spots at the base of each petal,which it inherits from one of its parents, C. ladaniferus,for it is a hybrid, and so never sets seed, and thereforetake a hint from me and never buy seed if it is listedas C. purpureus, or even a plant, without first seeing itsspotted face. Of late it has been fashionable, but nonethe less iniquitous, to call C. creticus, C. purpureus Sunset.This is a very good plant, and the brightest rose carmineof any Cistus I know, but quite old enough to be leftalone under its own name of Creticus. Of Montbretia rosea I never get enough, as it is not arunning, ramping, rapid increaser, like other Montbretias,but more bulbous in character ; a delicate-looking, slender 286
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Convolvulus mauntanicus. (See p. 283.) As July Ends plant, with pale, rose-coloured flowers, and suitable fora warm corner among really choice plants. I am alsofond of a totally different plant, a large, coarse I mightalmost say, annual Balsam, I used to imagine was analbino form of Impatiens Re-let, but when I sent it to Kewand then to the late Sir Joseph Hooker, it was declaredto be something new and unnamed. This was not longbefore Sir Josephs death, and I have never found outif he described or named it to be published presently.It came to me from Mr. Bonney, of Rugeley, who hasgrown it for some years, but its origin is a mystery atpresent, as he can only trace it as far as a station-master who gave him his first plant. It grows some sixfeet high, like the ordinary Balsams that are so amusingto pinch to make the seedpods fire off, but the flowersare pure white and very distinguished in appearance,looking rare and exotic, somehow far beyond the possi-bilities of the old pink ones, b
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